YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Summer-camp sign up, tours, information about YMCA activities, healthful snacks, games for all ages, art activities, gym time, safety demonstrations, teen activities, health screenings, pool activities, free T-shirts for the first 100 kids at each location, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, YMCA, 1700 23rd Ave., Seattle (206-322-6969); 5003 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-524-1400); 4515 36th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-935-6000); 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue (425-746-9900); 13750 Newcastle Golf Road, Newcastle (425-282-1500); 3595 S. 188th St., SeaTac (206-244-5880); 19290 Aurora Ave., Shoreline (206-363-0446); 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell (425-485-9797); 1620 Perimeter Road, Auburn (253-833-2770); 35018 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie (425-256-3115); free (www.seattleymca.org
Seattle Pet Expo: Pet-related information, exhibits, vendors, entertainment, demonstrations, author readings/book signings, speakers, discounted dog vaccinations, microchipping and flea prevention, rescue groups’ mega-adoption event, pets welcome, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; free (seattlepetexpo.com
Lower Kinnear Park Celebration: Celebrate park renovation, ribbon-cutting ceremony, park tours/walks, games, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Kinnear Park, 899 W. Olympic Place, Seattle (206-233-7929 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
- Expect traffic delays when Obama visits Seattle Friday afternoon
- Win over USC puts UW’s coaching upgrade (Chris Petersen over Steve Sarkisian) on full display
- Huskies upset USC 17-12 and beat Steve Sarkisian, their former coach
- Lloyd McClendon will not return as Mariners' manager
- Obama visits Seattle for fundraisers; traffic not as bad as expected
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Kelsey Creek Farm Sheep Shearing: Sheep shearing, fiber arts, inflatables, kid’s crafts, tractor rides, pony rides, food vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; free, fees for some activities, cash only (425-452-7688 or parkstrails.myparksandrecreation.com).
Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival: Performances, visual arts, activities, food, games, 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com
FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale: Specialty nurseries, benefits Washington Park Arboretum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-325-4510 or www.arboretumfoundation.org).
Sound Cycling biking info fairs: Bicycle Rodeo for kids, bikes, helmets provided, 10 a.m.-noon, and information from local cycling organizations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, NewHolly Library, 7058 32nd Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1905); information from local cycling organizations, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-684-4089); free (spl.org).
Evergreen State Spring Festival: Carnival, entertainment, Kids Zone, animal shows, quilt show, barbecue competition, beer garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free admission (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).
Madeline McKenzie, email@example.com.